About Us - Bayview Dental Associates

Quality Dentistry with a Personalized Touch

Delivering Beautiful, Healthy Smiles Since 1997

If you’re looking for high-quality dental care, with the resources you need to afford treatment, you’ve come to the right place! BayView Dental Associates was founded over two decades ago with the mission to give patients a high-end experience that remained personalized and affordable. In our multiple dental practice locations in the Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice, and St. Petersburg areas, you can enjoy visiting a team of welcoming and experienced dentists that put you first. We offer convenient scheduling, comprehensive services, same-day emergency care, and more, with numerous insurance and financing options to meet all your dental needs. We bring a personalized touch to your dental care—and will truly give you something to smile about! Find out how by reserving your appointment with BayView Dental Associates at one of our office locations on the west coast of Florida.

A High-End Experience for Every Patient

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Expertise and Skill Leading Your Dental Care

Our dentists at BayView Dental Associates have decades of combined experience and continually expand their skills and knowledge through continuing education. We have completed advanced training in all areas of dentistry, including implantology and oral surgery, and are members of both local and national dental associations. More than providing a personalized experience for you, our team strives to keep your dental care at the highest level of quality by incorporating advanced technologies. With this combined expertise and skill, we’re able to provide comprehensive dental services in one location, from routine teeth cleanings to dental implants. Across our many dental office locations in Florida, we maintain this high standard, so you can receive a personalized and superior quality experience, no matter what care you need or where you live! Schedule appointments for you by contacting our dentists at BayView Dental Associates today.

Our Doctors

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Kenneth S. Liszewski, DMD

PRESIDENT / CEO / IDIA DIPLOMATE

Kenneth Liszewski, D.M.D., D.I.D.I.A, known by his patients and the BayView team as “Dr. L,” was born in Camden, NJ and grew up in the Philadelphia area. Dr. L. attended Temple University for both undergraduate studies and his Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree, which he received in 1986. Upon completion of his boards, he settled in Sarasota, FL. 

Dr. L stayed on the forefront of dental technology by advancing his education and studying with leaders in implantology, oral surgery and other oral care areas, earning his Fellowship, Mastership and finally his Diplomate status from the International Dental Implant Association in 2015.

Dr. L is highly experienced in all phases of General Dentistry, with a particular focus today on cosmetic and implant dentistry. Dr. L achieves great satisfaction sharing his knowledge and expertise with his associates and solving complex dental problems. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, West Coast District Dental Association and has recently served as President of the Sarasota County Dental Association. 

Dr. Liszewski has over 35 years’ experience and expertise in providing comprehensive, practical dental solutions and exceptional patient experiences.  He and his wife, Stacy, have 7 children and thoroughly enjoy being a part of their active lives.  His hobbies include being an avid golfer, sportsman and multi-instrument rated private pilot.

Nadine Al-Hammali, DDS

Dr. Nadine Al-Hammali was born and raised in California.  She attended the University of California as an undergraduate in Biochemistry and completed her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Southern California.   

To Dr. Al-Hammali, dentistry is not just drilling and filling but also the perfect blend of art and science. She provides quality dental care for adult and pediatric patients, including routine assessment, identification and treatment of periodontal disease, and implementation of personalized treatment plans while adhering to the highest dental practice ethics and professionalism standards. Although she loves many facets of dentistry, Dr. Al-Hammali most enjoys getting to know her patients. “The heart of patient care is taking a personalized approach because each patient and their smile is special. Whether a patient’s concern is cosmetic, restorative, or a dental emergency,” states Dr. Al-Hammali, “I want to create a genuine connection with my patients and provide them with the gentle and individualized care they deserve.” 

Dr. Al-Hamalli is a member of the American Dental Association.  She is fluent in English and Arabic. 

When Dr. Al-hammali is not in the office she enjoys spending time with her family taking in the Florida sun.  

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Miroslava Bounardjieva, DMD

Dr. Mira Bounardiieva completed her dental studies in Boston, MA at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Mira was born is Sofia, Bulgaria but spent most of her life in Sarasota, FL. Although she appreciates her time in Boston, she realized that sunny Sarasota is her forever home, and is the community she was always meant to provide care for. 

Dr. Mira is committed to compassionate comprehensive care and providing guidance in improving oral health. She offers general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. Dr. Mira takes pride in her work. She is a detail-oriented dentist and strives for the most ideal outcomes. Dr. Mira treats every patient as a family member. 

On her time away from the office, Dr. Mira enjoys spending time with her family, close friends, and most of all her dogs, Charlie and Zeus. Dr. Mira loves going on hikes and walks with them. She also enjoys DIY home projects and can’t help but keep her hands busy. In winters, you might catch her in the mountains shredding the slopes on her snowboard.rom

Lisa Brewer, DMD

Lisa Brewer, D.M.D. was born and raised in the Florida Keys and has resided in Sarasota for 30 years. She is a graduate of the Medical College of Georgia, where she earned her Doctor of Medical Dentistry degree. 

She has over 40 years of experience in the dental field and strives to provide patients with comprehensive care utilizing modern dentistry techniques and materials. She is certified in Dental Sleep Medicine and Invisalign. She has extensive surgical experience. 

She is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, the Sarasota County Dental Association, and the International Congress of Oral Implantology (ICOI) of which she is a Fellow.

Dr. Brewer is committed to helping people achieve beautiful, healthy smiles. 

Her passions include anything outdoors, especially on or in the water, mountain biking, road cycling, triathlon and traveling with friends and family.


Cornelia Dadaciu, DMD

Dr. Dadaciu is a highly experienced and forward-thinking dentist, with an impressive 19-year journey in the field of dentistry. Throughout her career, she has consistently demonstrated a dedication to providing exceptional dental care, making her the perfect choice for all your oral health needs. 

Having practiced dentistry in Romania for several years, Dr. Dadaciu is thrilled to be back in the beautiful sunshine state, where she can offer her expertise to patients. She understands the importance of staying updated with the latest advancements in dentistry and has taken proactive steps to enhance her knowledge. By attending courses at Nova South Eastern University, she ensures that she remains well-informed about the best dental practices.

What sets Dr. Dadaciu’s commitment to patient care is evident in the way she interacts with her patients, making them feel comfortable and at ease during their dental visits.

Whether you require routine dental check-ups, cosmetic dentistry procedures, or restorative treatments, Dr. Dadaciu is the dentist you can trust. 

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Anthony Castellano, DMD

Dr. Anthony Castellano received his D.M.D. from Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry with a Summa Cum Laude distinction. He was also inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national dental honor society. He earned his Bachelor of Science from Boston College and is originally from Clarks Summit, PA.

Once graduating from dental school, Dr. Castellano started honing his clinical skills, by providing high-quality comprehensive dental services in a private practice located in Philadelphia, PA. Making the move to Florida has been a dream of his for many years. Dr. Castellano is ecstatic to continue his dental career with Bayview Dental Associates. As a member of the American Dental Association, Anthony is always working to stay up to date with the newest/best technology and techniques. His calm demeanor and clinical expertise help gain the confidence of even the most weary of dental patients. His passion for dentistry is undeniable, as is his desire to treat his patients as if they were his own family.

Dr. Castellano is an experienced cosmetic dentist and an Invisalign provider. He has also completed advanced training in dental implant surgery, which allows him to provide all aspects of dental implant treatment for his patients.

Dr. Castellano is recently engaged and a proud pet parent to their Boston Terrier, Banks. Still being fairly new to Sarasota, Anthony likes to take advantage of the year-round sunshine by exploring the water/outdoor activities available here. He welcomes any and all tips on how to best spend his free time in his new home of Sarasota; so please don’t hesitate to share the local inside scoop at your next appointment.

Elodie Epane, DDS

Dr. Elodie Epane was born and raised in Douala, Cameroon. At eighteen, she moved to the United States and attended University of Houston where she graduated with a B.S in Chemistry and a minor in Biology. Following her undergraduate education, she went on to earn her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at Meharry Medical College. After dental school, Dr. Epane moved to sunny Florida to complete her residency training at NYU Lutheran at LECOM. Dr. Epane currently resides in the Sarasota-Bradenton area to provide the highest quality dental care to the community.

Dr. Epane’s passion for dentistry is a result of her personal experiences as a child in a country with a non-existing dental health care system. She believes that a smile is the beginning of a journey that can have lasting effects. Dr. Epane recognizes that every patient has unique dental goals, experiences and challenges. “It’s important to get to know what each patient’s expectations are so that I can help solve their problems and work within their budget. My patients and I are a team. I educate them and empower them to take control of the care they receive.”

Dr. Epane is exceptionally caring, detail-oriented, and always has the best interests of her patients in mind. It is a priority for her to educate each person on the importance of routine oral health care and her ultimate goal is equipping each patient with a confident smile. Dr. Epane is nitrous oxide certified and is also a certified Invisalign provider. She is also a skilled implant provider. In her free time, Dr. Epane loves to spend time with her six children and husband. Dr. Epane enjoys reading biblical publications, swimming with the family, and traveling.

Additionally, she is a volunteer to a variety of organizations including Better Together as a mentor for fostering families, Grace Community Church in Sarasota, and Hope 4 kids Dental Screening and Education.

Professional Memberships:

  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Association

Dr. Froug, DMD

Dr. Jay Froug is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Dentistry. He is also a graduate of the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Aesthetic Dentistry. His studies at LVI have included: Advanced Functional Aesthetic Dentistry, Practical Occlusion Mastery, and Mastering Neuromuscular Occlusion.

He has been practicing dentistry in Florida since 1985. Due to staining from tetracycline, Dr. Froug has had his own smile restored with 26 veneers. He has taken continuing education courses on dental implants and is able to place dental implants as well as restore them.

His caring nature and dedication to gentle dentistry are a hallmark of his practice. Dr. Froug has four children.

Professional Memberships: American Dental Association Florida Dental Association West Coast Dental Association Charter Member Esthetic Study Club Manatee Dental Society Charter Member Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

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Meredith Galloway, DMD

Dr. Meredith Galloway was born and raised in Pensacola, Florida. She had extensive orthodontic treatment as a child, which inspired her to pursue a career in dentistry. She attended college at the University of Florida. Dr. Galloway graduated Cum Laude with bachelor’s degrees in Nutrition and Zoology in 2006, and in 2007, she earned her master’s degree in Nutrition from UF. She received her doctorate in dental medicine in 2011 from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale. After dental school, Dr. Galloway moved to Bradenton, Florida, where she met her husband, Kyle, and they married in June of 2015. Their son, Colton, was born in June of 2016 and they welcomed a daughter, Juliana, in July of 2018.

Dr. Galloway prides herself on being an honest and caring dentist and strongly believes in the link between oral health and systemic health. She is skilled in making even the most anxious patient feel comfortable in her chair and she understands the importance of patient education and makes sure to clearly and thoroughly explain all treatment to her patients. She is proficient in crown and bridge work, full and partial dentures, root canals, and extractions.

Dr. Galloway is an avid Florida Gators fan and loves attending the home football games. Her brother and father are also alumni of the University of Florida. In her free time, Dr. Galloway enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

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Elena Kan, DDS, MS

BOARD CERTIFIED ENDODONTIST(ABE)

Dr. Elena Kan is a Board Certified Endodontist (ABE). Less than 25% of endodontists hold the prestigious ABE Certification.

Dr. Kan achieved the Certificate in Endodontics and Master of Science degree from the Department of Endodontics 3-year post-doctorate graduate specialty program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. Her research during her residency was titled,”Periapical Microsurgery: The Effects of Locally Injected Dexamethasone on Post-Operative Healing”, which studied the effects of steroids on reducing pain and healing time. Her research was published in the industry’s top publication: “Journal of Endodontics”, Volume 42, Number 11, November 2016.

Dr. Kan is licensed to practice in both Florida and North Carolina. She is a member of the American Association of Endodontists, Florida Endodontic Association and numerous local dental organizations.

She was born in Russia, and attended Omsk Regional Medical College for her degree in dentistry. She practiced general dentistry in Omsk for a decade. Before immigrating to the U.S., she was practicing general dentistry in a dual clinic setting where she was the senior dentist in one of the clinics that employed 11 dentists. Her extensive experience in operative procedures, cosmetic restorations, pediatric and family dentistry gives her a unique perspective as a specialist. Upon immigrating to the U.S. in 2003, she began learning English and the basics of American life. Dr. Kan repeated dental school in the U.S. and graduated from the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill with her degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS). Afterward, she continued her education to specialize in Endodontics at UNC.

In her spare time, she loves traveling with her husband, Mike. She also enjoys reading, cooking, practicing yoga, and walking on the beach.

Efthimios Koveos, DMD

With a passion for dentistry and a commitment to excellence, Dr. Efthimios Koveos has established himself as a leading expert in the field. Graduating at the top of his class from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, his dedication and skill set him apart. Having completed rigorous residencies and externships, including an intensive OMFS Fellowship at UCONN, Dr. Koveos possesses advanced training in various dental sub-specialties. This extensive knowledge allows him to provide comprehensive care tailored to each patient’s unique needs. Driven by his exceptional manual dexterity and unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional results, Dr. Koveos strives to transform smiles and enhance oral health. With access to the latest technologies and techniques, he ensures that every patient receives the highest standard of care. Dr. Koveos is a respected member of various dental organizations, tirelessly giving back to communities in need. When not perfecting teeth, he cherishes quality time with his loved ones and prioritizes a balanced, active lifestyle. Fluent in English and Greek, Dr. Koveos embraces language learning with a thirst for Spanish, French, German, and Italian. Experience precision dentistry combined with compassionate patient care – trust Dr. Efthimios Koveos for all your dental needs.

 

Andres Lazaro, DDS

Dr. Lázaro earned his degree in Biology from the University of Florida in Gainesville and then went on to the Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee, WI where he received his Doctorate Degree in Dental Surgery.

Dr. Lázaro’s goal is to provide advanced and modern dental care in a compassionate and caring approach. He is committed to inspire and enhance the dental experience of his patients and the community by incorporating advanced digital technology with personalized care and individual treatment plans. Dr. Lázaro understands that dental health is a significant part of overall health and he is dedicated to improving his patients’ health one smile at a time. 

Dr. Lázaro is experienced in Cosmetic: Veneers & Bonding, Implants, General & Restorative:
Crown & Bridge, Root Canal Therapy, Partial & Full Dentures and extractions. 

He is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and is fluent in English and Spanish.

Jacqueline Lynch, DMD

Dr. Jacqueline (Lohin) Lynch spent the early years of her life in the greater Philadelphia area and earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Drexel University. She later graduated Top 10 in her class at LECOM School of Dentistry, in Bradenton, where she earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree. Being fond of the warm weather, she decided to stay in Florida where she began practicing and building valued patient relationships. 

Dr. Lynch believes that she can make a difference in patients’ lives by offering each patient an opportunity to be active in their treatment decision process, educating them as to how they can maintain a healthy smile for life and helping patients have not only a healthy mouth but a healthy body. She has great respect for her profession and spends many hours learning about advancements in dental techniques and applying them to her practice. Dr. Lynch is always focusing on new developments in dentistry and being able to provide the very best care to her patients. She loves being able to help each patient overcome their dental fears and anxieties through her comfortable, compassionate approach. Dr. Lynch is a member of the Women’s Dental Society where she participates in activities that support the local community. Dr. Lynch is recently engaged and thrilled to make Sarasota her home to build a family in this community. Her passions include traveling, yoga, and making Sunday gravy while cheering on her Philadelphia Eagles. 

Professional Affiliations:

 Florida Dental Association

Samuel Margulies, DMD

Dr. Samuel Margulies is a general dentist who was born and raised in Miami, FL. Dr. Margulies received his undergraduate education at The George Washington University with a degree in economics and received his formal dental training at Nova Southeastern University. Following earning his degree in Doctor of Dental Medicine, Dr. Margulies continued his training at St. Barnabas Hospital in New York City, where he completed his General Practice Residency, and then went on to practice privately in New York City.

While in private practice, Dr. Margulies completed additional training at The New York University School of Dental Medicine, earning his certificate in “Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry, an Integrated Approach to Aesthetics and Function,” where he learned to implement the fundamentals of biologically and cosmetically enhancing the smiles of individual patients, in conjunction with diagnosing and treating tempo-mandibular joint issues and helping to rehabilitate full mouth reconstructive cases. Dr. Margulies has continued his post graduate training; including advanced treatment for tempo-mandibular disorders, sleep apnea, Invisalign and implant placement. 

Dr. Margulies is excited to have the opportunity to treat patients in the North Port community. 

Dr. Margulies is a firm believer in building a relationship with each patient based on trust and communication, and strives to treat each patient with empathy and respect. He looks forward to meeting you and working with you to meet all your oral health care needs and desires. When he is not easing the fears of his patients, Dr. Margulies enjoys spending time in the warm sunshine on land or water with his family and friends.

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Edward Moitoso, DMD

Edward Moitoso, a distinguished graduate of Tufts Dental School of Medicine, has built an impressive 30-year career in dentistry. Since September 2007, he has been a trusted name in the North Port community, thanks to his extensive experience and expertise. In addition to his exceptional dental skills, Dr. Moitoso is also fluent in Portuguese and Spanish, allowing him to effectively communicate with a diverse range of patients. 

Dr. Moitoso’s commitment to staying at the forefront of dental advancements is evident through his numerous certifications. He is a proud member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE) and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), demonstrating his dedication to providing the highest standard of care to his patients. Furthermore, Dr. Moitoso is a certified LANAP Protocol Dentist, showcasing his unwavering passion for dentistry and his commitment to utilizing the latest techniques and technologies. 

Beyond his impressive credentials, Dr. Moitoso’s patients appreciate his warm and compassionate approach to dental care. He takes the time to listen to their concerns and customizes treatment plans to meet their individual needs.

Hollie Paschke, DMD

Dr. Hollie attended Florida Gulf Coast University in Ft. Myers where she earned her degree in biology and chemistry.  She obtained her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from LECOM School of Dental Medicine and is a Fellow for the Practice of Implant Dentistry.

Dr. Hollie’s scope of dental expertise encompasses all aspects of general, restorative, cosmetic and implant dentistry.  She provides comprehensive care in a gentle, non-judgmental, and compassionate way.  Dr. Hollie takes pride in her work and enjoys educating her patients to help them achieve and maintain good oral health and the smile that they’ve always wanted.

Dr. Hollie takes advantage of ongoing dental education to stay on top of current advancements in dental technology, materials, and procedures.  When she is not treating patients, she can be found chasing her three boys around and spending time with her family.  She enjoys reading, cooking, and endless DIY home projects.

Professional Affiliations:

American Association of Women Dentists
American Dental Association
Florida Dental Association
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

Hetvi Patel, DDS

Hetvi Patel, DDS

Dr. Hetvi Patel is a Indian American from New York. She received her Bachelor in Dental Surgery at age 20 and was one of the youngest to graduate in her class with the highest honor. She continued her journey in the field of dentistry by receiving her DDS from University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine with honors. After practicing for a number of years in Houston, Texas, she and her family moved to Sarasota FL. in search of a better quality of life surrounded by best beaches in the United States.

Dr. Patel is currently a prestigious member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Implant Dentistry and American Dental Association. She truly believes in the strength of learning and growing as a practitioner and more importantly as a care giver. She has made every effort in her tenure as a Clinician to stay up to date with all the modern advancements in the field of Dentistry. She is one of the very few Laser Certified Dentists and an active Invisalign provider. After meeting the team at BayView Dental Associates, she choose to practice here because of a shared belief in providing state of the art, relationship-based, comprehensive care that is tailored to fit into the lives of her patients. Her favorite reward to her service is a happy smile and occasionally her favorite ice cream treat!

In her personal time she loves to picnic on the beach with her lovely daughter and her caring husband. When you meet her, you will find a very cheerful person with a positive attitude towards life. The one thing she absolutely loves about her job is the ability to touch so many lives and making a difference in the community one smile at a time!

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Gabriela perez, DMD

Dr. Gabriela Perez has resided in Sarasota Florida for over 20 years. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelors in Health Sciences. Her passion for people and health led her to pursue a career in dentistry. Dr. Perez received her DMD degree from LECOM School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Perez understands that every patient is unique with different goals. She truly strives to get to know each individual patient at a personal level in order to provide quality care that reflects their needs. She strongly believes in lifelong learning through continuing education in order to provide her patients with comprehensive care.

In her spare time Dr. Perez enjoys watching sunsets on the beach, trying out new restaurants, playing with her newly rescued puppy Meeko, and spending quality time with family.

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Maximiliano Silva DMD

Dr. Maximiliano Silva attended the University of South Florida as an undergraduate in biomedical science and earned his Doctorate of Medicine in Dentistry at LECOM School of Dental Medicine.

No matter his patients’ concerns—emergency, restorative, or cosmetic, Dr. Silva ensures their trust is always in the best hands possible. The top priorities for Dr. Silva are a positive, pleasant dental experience and a healthy smile. “I wanted to make a difference in people’s lives, and helping them have healthy teeth and gums does exactly that!”, says Dr. Silva. Dr. Silva is committed to your dental health, comfort, and stability. Dr. Silva values the importance of continuing education and staying up-to-date on the latest advancements in dental technology, diagnostics, and cosmetic treatment to enhance his skills and stay at the top of the dentistry field. This enables him to serve his patients’ unique dental care needs quickly and expertly, providing them with a gentle and comfortable experience every time.

Dr. Silva stays involved in multiple outreach programs, including Give Kids a Smile, designed to deliver comprehensive dental care to underserved, local communities.

He is bilingual; fluent in English and Spanish.

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Mark D. Sokolov, DDS

Dr. Mark D. Sokolov is a graduate of the University of Michigan Dental School. He has been practicing dentistry in Pinellas County since 1989.  Dr. Sokolov provides a full range of comprehensive general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry.

Dr. Sokolov is committed to affordable, high-quality dental services and he takes great satisfaction in helping his patients maintain optimal oral health.  “My patients are my most important asset, and I strive to develop long-lasting, trusting relationships with all of my patients,” says Dr. Sokolov. “I believe my patients should have as much information as possible in order to make important, informed decisions regarding their oral health and treatment options.”

Dr. Sokolov understands that choosing a dental office is a critical decision for you and your family which is why diagnostic treatment plans are personalized to each patient’s needs and concerns.  Dr. Sokolov is committed to staying on top of the newest and most innovative aspects of dentistry.  He regularly attends continuing education seminars to keep up-to-date on the latest dental technology and hone his skills, enabling him to provide the best care to his patients.

Dr. Sokolov and his wife Debbie have been married since 1988 and have three boys. He enjoys playing and watching all sports, being involved in the community, and spending time with his family.

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Taylor Young, DDS

Dr. Taylor Young was born and raised in Iowa, as such she brings with her that Midwest friendliness as a dedicated general and cosmetic dentist.  She pursued her bachelors degree in Kinesiology and Health at Iowa State University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with honors.  She earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. During her years at the University of Iowa, Dr. Young gained experience in all nine dental specialties, with an emphasis on esthetic and restorative dentistry.

Dr. Young maintains the highest levels of accreditation and takes advantage of ongoing education in both general and cosmetic dentistry.  Her scope of dental expertise encompasses such procedures as crowns, bridges, implant restorations, partial and complete denture services, extractions, Invisalign, restorative fillings, periodontal therapy, and preventive care. 

When you have the opportunity to meet Dr. Young during your next visit, you’ll recognize her dedication to treating patients like members of her own family. “I enjoy getting to know each patient that I treat,” says Dr. Young, “I believe that’s the best way to ensure patients get the highest level of care which they deserve.” She prioritizes building open and authentic relationships with her patients, working with them to manage and maintain a healthy smile. Patients often comment on her calm and caring demeanor, as well as her gentle techniques.

She is an active member of the Pinellas County Dental Association, Florida Dental Association and American Dental Association.  When she is not seeing patients, Dr. Young enjoys playing the piano, keeping up with the latest health and fitness trends, being outdoors, and spending time with her family and friends. 

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Nicholas Zanakos, DMD

A native of Bethlehem, Pa. Dr. Nicholas Zanakos attended the University of Miami where he received a Bachelor of Science degree graduating with honors in Psychobiology. He then attended the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston where he attained his DMD degree in 1995. 

Returning to Florida, Dr. Nick began his career as a private dentist in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area for the first eight years, later working at Broward Health, the largest Healthcare network in the Southeastern United States. Dr. Nick became the first Dental Director of Broward Health in 2008. Wanting to return to private practice, he and his wife Gwen moved to the West Coast of Florida to practice in Charlotte Harbor and now Port Charlotte area in 2014 and have been enjoying the beauty and tranquility our area offers.

Dr. Nick and his wife support many local Organizations such as the Homeless Coalition, the Animal Welfare League, the Fred Lang Foundation, and the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda. They enjoy the Fine Arts such as the Charlotte Chorale and the Charlotte Symphony as well as all the historical sites and especially all the great food and entertainment in the local area. Dr. Nick and his wife Gwen have become an integral part of this community and are here to stay.

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